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Wednesday 4 December 2013

Christmas Crafting (with sketches) #102

Good morning all.

It's time for another challenge over at CCWS and we hope you're playing along with us this year and stocking up on those Christmas cards and projects. It's the turn of the Snow Angels to inspire you this week and Jacqueline designed the sketch. We are being sponsored by Alota Rubber Stamps who supplied stamps for the DT to use.

I've chosen to turn the sketch this time and made my first gift bag of the season.  I still need several more as I have 3 sisters and a brother plus I'll probably make one for my niece and my Mum too. If I'm really good my sister in law may get one as well....don't hold your breath though!!

I was given Layering Flowers to use which I stamped onto vellum with DI embossing ink and heat embossed with gold detail EP before cutting out and colouring with promarkers. I added gold stickles to the centre after I'd layered them up. Papers are all from Papermania; the topper is a printed panel from Wild Rose Studio; embossing folder is from Cuttlebug; starburst and ivy corner dies are from Joanna Sheen; all other goodies are from my stash. I've had the large poinsettia for several years...it's way too big to use on a card but was perfect for this bag.

A close up of the sentiment embellishment...the sister heart is from East of India.

And a close up of the layered flowers...a bit too fiddly for my liking, I'd rather buy them ready made!!


You will have to pop over to the challenge blog to see the sketch for yourself, remember to check out
 the inspiration of the other DT members whilst you're there. 

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
All Crafts Challenge - anything but a card
Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes with a handmade bow
Crafty Bloggers - girly
Created with Love - Christmas
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
ABC Challenge - A for almost Christmas
Crafting Musketeers - layer it up
Dream Valley Challenges - anything but a card
Ribbon Girls - hohoho Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - anything but a card
LEJ Designs - Christmas
Our Daily Bread - double embossing
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes

Carol x


  1. Stunning gift bag for your sister Carol, lovely bow and little heart and your flowers are gorgeous .xx

  2. WOW! This is stunning Carol. I love the cute image, beautiful papers and wonderful detailing.
    Sue xx

  3. FAB bag. I love flowers. Thanks for joining our Christmas Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  4. That is gorgeous! I wish I could get some plain bags locally as I know I would enjoy dressing them up! Fabulous work xx

  5. This is a fabulous gift bag Carol, such a beautiful image and I love your selection of papers and pretty embellishments.

  6. Carol this is stunning wish I was as talented. Love Alison xx

  7. WOW this is gorgeous Carol, I do so love the beautiful design and the image is a real cutie.

    Linda xxx

  8. Beautiful bag Carol, love all the embellishments! Susan x

  9. Oooooo Carol this is soo pretty x

  10. Oh, Carol, what a gorgeous gift bag! It's an amazing project and such a delight to see! I love how you've used the double embossing and love all the beautiful embellishments! It's a gift in itself! So glad you've joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

  11. oh wow, carol!!! A truly spectacular bag.Lucky recipients!
    Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  12. Oh Carol I love your beautiful bag. I started doing mine this yr as well. Love them. Thanks for sharing it with us at Created With Love Challenges this week.
    Linda K. DT

  13. The heck with the present -- I want the bag! Lovely job. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ December challenge!

  14. Stunning gift bag Carol, love all the details. You have put in a lot of work on this, I am sure your family will love it very much. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at ABC Challenges.
    Hugs, Katie

  15. Wow! Carol stunning absolutely stunning, getting a bag like this is a gift in its self, I love it.

    Patricia xxx

  16. What a gorgeous gift bag Carol. I am sure the flowers were fiddly to make but they look so good. Michelle x

  17. What a stunning gift bag!! I just love all the sparkle and your flowers!! The recipient will love it!! Thanks for sharing it with the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  18. Seldom I've seen such fantastic gift bag! Congratulations! Really very nice. I think your sister (which one would it be?) will love it!

    Good luck for you with the challenge!

    Hugs from Germany

  19. A very pretty gift bag - Thank you for joining in with The Ribbon Girl Ho Ho Ho Christmas Challenge – please check back on 15th December to find out who won! Mary x

  20. oh my thats a fab project love the bag, Thank you for joining LEJ Designs Challenge, Good Luck Pam DT X

  21. Great idea Carol, looks absolutely gorgeous!! You will make someone very happy with this lovely gift bag. xx

  22. Very cute bag! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.

  23. Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

  24. Thanks for sharing your beautiful bag for Crafting Musketeers 'layer it up' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers - and also for CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon, Carol x

  25. So adorable...I just love that image!

    Beautiful bag and great to have that large poinsettia fit on it so well!

  26. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it for the Crafting Musketeers 'layer it up' challenge,
    Jackie DT


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